X043-R progress update

X043-R have got off to a difficult start in ESEA. Due to limited practice opportunity, they have essentially had to play PUG style, however the improvements were drastic going into the second match ups on both Inferno and Cbble. X043-R recorded their first official victory last night on Nuke. With newest member Dylan ‘Bloo‘ Hassett showing yet another strong performance.

X043-R will go again on Thu, Oct 19th at 7:30pm on de_cache, looking to get their first ESEA season on track with another W.

Best of luck.

Announcing X043 Rebellion

X043 is proud to announce it’s Rebellion side. In X043’s prime, the Rebellion side was the second string team to the X043 1st team. Players in this team would be chosen to join the first team if they proved themselves. HenryG being a prime example of this process back in CS:Source.

X043 Rebellion will be keen to prove themselves by taking part is ESEA EU CS:GO Open Season 26.

X043 Rebellion is:

Ben ‘ben0‘ Balcombe – Manager/ Coach

Pete ‘NinjaPete‘ Lannon
Matthew ‘Monopolizer‘ Fender
Dylan ‘Bloo‘ Hassett
Joshua ‘Flight‘ Nagy
James ‘Sledge‘ Fish

Follow their progress right here at X043.co.uk.

Let’s try this again… X043 Academy

Are you a young enthusiastic Counter-Striker?

Could you benefit from the wisdom and advice of some older been there done that players?

One of the things I had a knack for in my prime was spotting talented players and bringing them up to speed.

I think ben0 just had the eye for talent and always did and could see quality’s in players that no one else could.
George ‘HudzG’ Hoskins 

On that note, X043 is proud to announce the X043 Academy team. We are looking to recruit some young enthusiastic individuals and help them grow into future e-stars.


Why the hell wouldn’t you be?

Speak to Monopolizer for details.


‘Gonzorreah: The £500k Slap’ – Nominated for ‘Scene Journalist Award 2009’


Richard “Dr. Gonzo” Lewis shares his derailed train of thought with the wider world in his regular column feature, Gonzorreah.

01 Jun 2009


It was just another night in what had been dubbed “The Zboard House” as if it was some kind of reality TV show. During the course of the Championship Gaming Series event there’d been more than one party back here, weird mixes of the contenders and the people who just saw the event as a way to get some free money, sat up drinking at all hours. I was covering the event for the CGS website, some of my first salaried work in e-sports and while I was keen to do a good job, I’d spent most of my nights here, sleeping on the pull out sofa bed like a derelict in the midst of a divorce. There was a premise for that also. Somehow I’d ended up manager of Zboard just before what was, on the surface of it, the single biggest thing to happen to UK CS:S. Each morning I’d wake up to find a room full of strange faces and have to stumble across a floor full of empties just to fix up some coffee in the hope that it would sober the guys up in time for our games. Where big John “Gandofini” Johnston was concerned I’d be slipping some whiskey into his morning coffee to take the edge off a crippling hangover. It was, after all, just the way he liked it and it was the least I could do as “the gaffer”. Continue reading “‘Gonzorreah: The £500k Slap’ – Nominated for ‘Scene Journalist Award 2009’”